ABOUT US

our story

We are the smart visual inspection pioneers.

We develop fully automated visual inspection solutions for a broad range of production lines and markets. 

Our systems help manufacturers reduce costs, improve quality and efficiency as they endorse digital transformation in the Industry 4.0 world.

Driven by our passion for technology and quality, we developed an innovative, powerful and universal solution that leverages cutting-edge computer vision and artificial intelligence capabilities, including deep learning, advanced robotics and big data analytics.

Kitov.ai was founded in 2014 by CTO and Founder Dr. Yossi Rubner, as a spin-off of RTC Vision, which had been developing advanced computer vision algorithms for over a decade.  Kitov aimed to develop a universal system that can be intuitively trained by a non-expert to inspect almost any product and to effectively replace humans at the tedious task of finding and judging defects across production lines. 

KITOV ONE- our initial product offering and the first smart visual inspection product in the market – was launched in mid-2016 and has been successfully deployed by Tier 1 customers in Europe, China, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Japan and Israel.

In 2018 KITOV ONE received a platinum-level award for innovation by the Vision Systems Design Magazine in recognition of its breakthrough technology.

“Kitov One enables operators with no previous machine vision, robotics or programming to set up the system in just a few hours.”

Vision Systems Design

In late 2018 Kitov completed a funding round to scale up the business and increase market penetration. The funding was led by RSBG, a leading international equity firm, and the HAHN Group together with the participation of Global IOT Technology Venture (GiTV) from Japan.

With this investment, Kitov.ai became a member of the Hahn Group and  has leveraged the Hahn Group’s market position as a leader in automation and robotics.

“KITOV’s IIoT competence has the potential to reshape the industry by helping manufacturers to overcome the challenges of quality inspection. We believe that adding KITOVS IIoT advanced technology will assist our customers as well as manufacturers in any industry to go through the 4’th generation of industrial transformation using the power of algorithms, data analytics and machine learning for smart manufacturing in the cyber age.”

Thomas Hähn, CEO HAHN Group.

We have established  an alliance with leading companies and distribution partners and opened our sales and service centers in China (Suzhou), Germany (Rheinböllen) and in USA (planned in H1/19)

our partners

Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and smart infrastructure solutions. Siemens Dynamo is a commercialization program for start-ups that was launched in Tel-Aviv in 2018. The program’s goal is to serve as a commercialization vehicle for start-up companies with Siemens and with Siemens’ customers and partners.

The HAHN Group consists of a network of specialized companies for industrial automation and robot solutions. With its own production sites in Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA, the group currently employs approx. 1,400 staff at 21 locations. Well-known customers from the automotive, consumer goods, electronics, and medical technology industries benefit from the HAHN Group’s 30 years of expertise and automation know-how.

The HAHN Group’s mission is to simplify industrial processes with automation robots, to optimize total cost of ownership and to address dynamic customer requirements with flexible automation solutions.

RTC Vision develops a diverse range of Computer Vision technologies, from low-level image and video processing to high-level 3D understanding. These include image enhancement, detection, tracking, 3D reconstruction, recognition, machine/deep learning, automation and inspection. After Kitov Systems has spanned out of RTC Vision in 2014, RTC Vision remains a strong technology partner of Kitov Systems

Contel is a leading Israeli distributor and system integrator for Automation and control in all industry segments. With solid reputation and strong market presence in Israel, Contel is Kitov representative in Israel

Cobot Team sells, rents, and represents automation solutions that help expand our clients’ human  workforce potential and improve work cell productivity and safety.  Cobot Team provides a staffing  model approach with the Sawyer collaborative robots 
(“cobots”), including the identification of best  applications, application engineering, operator training, and on‐going service support.  Cobot Team is an authorized distributor for Rethink Robotics, to sell, deploy and service the Sawyer collaborative robot, and represents Kitov Systems, an AI‐based and fully automated visual inspection solution.  (Rethink  Robotics and Kitov Systems are part of the Hahn Group).  

Kasion Automation Limited founded in 1992, is focused on High-Technology production equipment and technology know-how for our customers in the electronic manufacturing industry. KAL provides exceptional services to its customers and  continuously prepare for future developing technologies with the most advanced equipment at attractive prices with the widest selection of technical features. With strong position in China electronics market and 4 offices across China KAL is Kitov Distribution partner in China

Luxon Data Ltd is a provider and integrator of customized Enterprise Solution Platforms for business analytics with utilizing Auto ID, RFID, Vision, Data Analysis, Wireless, iBeacon, robot and mobility technologies to meet customer needs for Data Management and Action Intelligence. Provider of a variety of sales and service in China, HK, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. 

Elas Kft has 20 years history as a leading distributor of  high tech production and test equipment for manufacturers in Hungary. Elas is reperesenting 15 leading brands and companies from all over the world.

Elas Based in Budapest and has a team of 26 professionals who are providing the sales , installation , trainings and service / support for the customers in Hungary.

ECA, a leading design and manufacturer for automation solutions was incorporated in 1993 with our HQ in Penang, Malaysia.

With more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in providing integrated and customize solutions, we have served customers from in various industries ranging from Semiconductor to Non Semiconductor. We design and build Automated Test Handlers, Industry 4.0 robotics application and Fully automatic assembly line. With a strong presence is South East Asia, ECA is position to serve the needs of our customers.

CPS-IEP Sp. z o.o. was established in 1998 as a commercial and service company. In the initial phase, the basis for the activity was the service and sale of spare parts, mainly for Fuji machines. Gradually, the company established cooperation with new suppliers, we cooperate with the majority to this day, and also increased employment. Currently, CPS has an established market position and extensive commercial and service experience. We have been awarded many times, we support the local community, our employees take active part in local events.

CPS supply machines, devices, materials and technologies for the production of modern electronic devices, provide installation of purchased equipment, warranty and post-warranty service. We have spare parts and consumables necessary for their proper operation and maintenance

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment.

Management Team

Hanan Gino - CEO

Hanan brings over 25 years of senior management and business experience on a global scale. Prior to joining Kitov, Hanan served as the CEO of Verint Israel and as President of Verint's Security Intelligence business worldwide ($400M in annual revenues, 1200 employees). Before that, he headed three business units at Orbotech Ltd., each with annual revenues from $30M to $265M. Hanan has diverse experience across several industries, including Capital Equipment (inspection & imaging solutions), Data Analytics, Cyber and Intelligence. Hanan holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology (Israel), and an MBA from Boston University.

Dr. Yossi Rubner - Founder and CTO

Dr. Rubner possesses over two decades of R&D management expertise combined with academic research and teaching. Prior to founding Kitov, he was the CEO of RTC Vision, and managed large R&D groups in several imaging companies. Dr. Rubner holds a B.Sc. (Summa Cum-Laude) in Computer Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology (Israel), and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he specialized in Computer Vision. Dr. Rubner has published a book and has over 20 journal and conference papers to his credit in the areas of Image/Video Processing and Computer Vision.

Adam Tabor - COO

Adam brings more than 20 years of operational, supply chain, quality management and automation experience in high-tech global companies. He is a proven leader in implementing strategies and tactics focused on setting up large-scale operations and improving customer experience. Prior to joining Kitov, Adam held senior management positions at Orbotech Ltd and at Hewlett-Packard Corp. Adam holds an Industrial Engineering and Management degree from Tel-Aviv University and an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Adi Weinberger - VP Sales & Marketing

Adi brings a wealth of experience in leading global sales and marketing teams in various industries. He has proven expertise in introducing and selling new products into new and existing markets. For over 20 years, Adi has served in executive positions as VP Sales, VP Marketing and Regional Business Unit Manager, where he has significantly contributed to the growth of global companies such as: Orbotech, Verint, m-Systems (currently SanDisk), Comverse and most recently mPrest. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Avner Hadad - VP Customers Success

Avner has more than 20 years of experience in customer service and program management at a number of global companies. Before joining Kitov, Avner served for over 10 years as VP Customer Success and Strategic Program Management at Verint. Prior to that, Avner was the Application and Customer Success Manager at Orbotech. Avner has vast and deep experience facing customers and leading strategic projects involving software, hardware, Cyber and Big Data technologies. Avner holds an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Tamir Margalit – VP R&D

Tamir possesses over two decades of experience in the optical inspection industry. Prior to joining Kitov, Tamir has served as the FPD Division President and as Chief Product Officer at Orbotech Ltd. Tamir started his career at Orbotech as an algorithms engineer, moved into software management and has successfully led R&D organizations and Product Line activities, contributing to Orbotech market leadership through technology innovation. Tamir holds an M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry from the Weizmann institute of science, and an Executive MBA degree from Tel Aviv university
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